Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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I want to Install Ubuntu in a specific partition

I have two partitions: I want to install Ubuntu in my first partition without losing any data on the other. I need to use them after the installation. My other question is if my nVIDIA Geforce ...
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Installed Ubuntu, Unable to open Windows 8

I got bored with the Windows 8 and tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I had trouble installing it and looked for help. I learnt that I had to make the root as "/" and format the drive as Ext 2 or 3 or ...
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Why doesn't available space increase if I grow my virtual hard drive? [duplicate]

I have increased my Ubuntu's hard disk size to 40GB. But still I don't see it's increased! I increased it through VM → Settings → Hard Disk(SCSI) → Utilities → Expand. When I power on and and see in ...
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Best partition layout for specific setup

I work at a webdevelopment company and we're all getting new PC's. Our plan is to run a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8. I've setup a few of these systems so I know the how of it, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't see my 2TB hard drive

I have a small problem. I switched today from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.04 on my home PC. I have installed 3 hard drives - 250GB, 500GB and a 2TB. On the 250GB I have installed the system - clean ...
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bootmgr is missing [duplicate]

How do I setup the file system and partitions to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? Bootmgr is missing, and the OS cannot be found. I've looked at a few utilities, like UBCD, but they are somewhat ...
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Grub Rescue set on partition that doesn't exist

I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed. I downloaded 12.04 LTS ISO and created a bootable USB stick. I booted into Ubuntu on my laptop and installed Ubuntu, choosing the 'side by side' ...
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Which version of ubuntu for installing alongside windows 8 OR formatting windows without touching ubuntu 12.04 in its partition

I have windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside, within a partition each. Since I had upgraded from windows 7 after having installed ubuntu, I had no problem with the ubuntu installation back ...
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How to move Ubuntu from one disk to another while keeping windows (using clonezilla?)

My current system drive is shared with windows and is running out of space. I have lots of programs installed and settings made in my Ubuntu system so I would really like to not have to re-install and ...
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Disk Quota questions

I have some problem when I'm trying to allocate disk limit for user in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS system. I use edquota to specify the amount of disk space for user after edit fstab file. Here are some ...
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Installing Linux and then Window [duplicate]

I have windows 8 installed. I want to remove it completely and install Linux first. Then later I might need to install Windows 7 as well. I'm installing Linux from a bootable USB right now. If I ...
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How do I install 13.04 alongside windows on an Intel Raid 5?

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu I run into issues. All the live CD's don't display the Intel raid 5 and show multiple drives. When I tried the 12.04 alternative, And the Raring Minimal ISO. The raid ...
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How to fix kernel panic with read/write error? [duplicate]

Whenever I start my computer it first says "error attempt to read or write out of partition". Then on another screen it says: [ 1.378476] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unsble to mount root ...
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How to create partition from running onepartition? [duplicate]

Hello i am new in ubuntu. While setuping ubuntu i pressed replace windows 8 and it did. But the problem is it also deleted other partition. Now is there any way to slice my one partition into 2 ...
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I want to delete Ubuntu from the Partition on my Mac, but I cannot access my Mac OS system

I made a partition on my iMac to install Ubuntu, which I did by DVD. I've been using it for a while but, I wanted to switch over to my Mac OS and When I restart my comp and hold down the "alt" button ...
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Split partition with Ubuntu 13.04 and windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I split the partition without loosing my windows OS and files .I am mainly concerned about the new table.
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How to format a 4k sector hard drive?

I bought a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB hard drive. It was sold inside an enclosure. I formatted to ext4, copied some data to it and then I removed it from the enclosure and connected it directly to the ...
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Hard drive in software RAID5 dissapeared

I have 6 HDDs in my box, 2x256Gb ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 SSDs. Each is partitioned into one block of 48Gb and one block of 208Gb. The 48Gb partitions are RAID0 striped and serve as the swap space (md0). ...
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How to recover partially formatted ext4 partition (testdisk did not help)

I have а 2TB "single ext4-formatted partition" HDD. Recently, while working under Windows 7 on the same machine, I have damaged the aforementioned partition. What happened is that while I was trying ...
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Boot from a partition (Windows 8)

I'm currently running Windows 8 on an HP Pavilion g7 laptop and I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from my flash drive just recently. Installation went as normal and I created a 50 GB partition for it. ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Can I delete system reserved?

I'm currently dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu (both x64). I was able to make it work after using boot-repair via liveCD. I was wondering if I can delete windows' system reserved partition, now that ...
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How to fix Incorrect filesystem property information? [duplicate]

My hard drive has four partitions. Windows 80gb Ubuntu Linux 70gb Storage 530gb Recovery 14gb I used Gparted (booted Linux from pen drive) to remove 30 GB from storage and subsequently ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Installation - Need Help!

I am installing Ubuntu 13.04. I have the installation open on my screen and it runs fine until I get to a part called "Installation Type" which is basically where I choose a partition. I opened ...
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laptop only has ubuntu, how do i delete it and install windows? [duplicate]

i bought a asus 1015e laptop with ubuntu as it's OS by accident. i want to delete ubuntu partition and install windows. i went to gparted and i dont know which partition to delete. also asus sells ...
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any problems with this partition scheme?

I must create a new ubuntu 12.04.2 boot disk after the /boot directory on my old HDD got corrupted. The following is the partition scheme I'm planning. Is there anything wrong with this for this ...
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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Single Boot, Ubuntu 13.04 only, can not re-install with DVD

I wanted to re-install 13.04, but when I insert the DVD it does not recognize it... and it just boots up as usual... it does not take me to the install DVD. I put in a boot repair CD... and that is ...
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How to make duplicate of whole HDD?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 production server with a 500 GB (nearly 15 gb used) HDD. I want to duplicate whole HDD including, its partition structure, to another HDD with 400 GB size so that changing the ...
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How do I fix this problem with grub after installing Ubuntu server?

I've installed GRUB as part of the Installation process of Ubuntu Server 13.04 LTS edition. This is the screen that I get after booting from my hard drive: GRUB: Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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Check that filesystem and partition table are in a good state?

I just changed around the partition table of an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop and everything seems to be working fine. I want to perform similar changes on another (more important) system. The machine boots ...
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Resizing Partions with GParted

So here's the situation: After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Running df -h gives me the following partitions: /dev/loop0 , 29G, 9.3G, 19G, 33%, / udev, 1.9G, 4.0K, 1.9G, 1%, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install failed. swap partition failed [duplicate]

I recently was lucky enough to get a laptop for free. The only setback is it had no operating system. I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disk, and when i boot it in the laptop it loads. I tried installing ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a laptop alongside Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I have Windows vista 64 bit with a free D: drive that has nothing on it. How do I install Ubuntu Dual Boot The drive is formatted but did I do it right? How can I tell?
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Best way to have Windows and Ubuntu?

My laptop: http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/retail-product.jsp?poid=433212 If there aren't any comparability or driver issues I'm considering installing Ubuntu. I think I still want Windows for ...
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How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine?

Original Question: How to resize root partition without live CD? I have a virtual machine that I need to make bigger. I made the VM img larger and now I need to resize the partitions so I can use the ...
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Unable to read my external hard drive

whenever i plug in my external hard drive it show a error as follows : #Unable To Mount 125 GB File system# Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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Change location of System partition to install Windows on top of Linux

I was following this answer to install Windows on top of my existing Linux installation. However, while running the Windows 7 installer it complains that the partition I am installing on is not a ...
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The disk drive for /boot/efi is not ready yet or not present

Continue to wait, or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery and afterward partitioning with the kde partitionmanager said "there are always 4 primary partitions on this device. I ...
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Can not install Ubuntu (13.04 / 12.04) due to ext4 error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop 64bit Edition on my new PC. (1TB SATA HDD) I set my mainboard to use BIOS to boot up. At first I tried installing next to Windows 7, got errors. Now I ...
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Access /home partition

I have installed 13.04 and created 2 partitions: one with ext4 journaling system / mount point (36GB) for songs and other with /home mount point for videos (43GB) and a swap partition of 1GB. I am ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu & Windows Query

I have dual-booted Windows & Ubuntu 13.04 Now, after using Ubuntu for quite a long time, I am planning to switch to Linux based OS only. I wanna remove Windows & install Opensuse OS in place ...
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Can't remove GPT table from hard drive

I have tried everything, but nothing works... Background: Started out with Windows 7, formated and installed Ubuntu and later installed Arch linux with a GPT partition table. Running following ...
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How to partition and install Ubuntu?

I'm using my Ubuntu LIVE 12.04 LTS CD because I have no other OS that is functional. My Vista Home Premium 64-bit crashed repeatedly, and I have no intention of paying for anymore Windows OS. Here's ...
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Started W8/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot but got scared. How can I make sure to just run Windows again like always? [duplicate]

I have a pre-installed W8 laptop, and since I had always had no trouble dual-booting Ubuntu with my older laptops, I saw no reason why I'd have trouble now. However, I see that W8 is giving Linux ...
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Ubuntu installation (multiboot)

I have a windows 7 Computer. I want to install ubuntu. I know if I install to the unallocated it will set up the multiboot like it should. However, I want to set the partitions up manually, I want ...
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No Grub direct booting to windows

I have lenovo laptop. I installed first windows 7 on a 60 GB partition. Also I had an empty 400 GB partition with ntfs formatting. In the remaining disk space I installed Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome edition ...
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Mount error, special device does not exist

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...